Shizuke Otara

Shizuke Otara

She was born on 1 October 1920. She was a dressmaker employed by Uchida Dressmaking on 610 Davie Street, Vancouver. Her family includes Kaju Otara (mother; nee Kaju Nishida) and Bunkichi Otara (step-father. Her home address is listed as 8866 Hudson Street Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameShizuke Otara
Custodian Identification Number9901
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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